Chelsea transfers: PSG’s Laurent Blanc ‘loves’ Edinson Cavani

Chelsea transfers: Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc confirms the Ligue 1 winners want to sign Edinson Cavani

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Edinson Cavani has scored 104 goals for Napoli Photo: The Sport Review

Laurent Blanc has confirmed Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Chelsea target Edinson Cavani from Napoli.

The Uruguay international is currently being courted by a host of Europe’s top clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid after his eye-catching from in Serie A.

The 26-year-old, who scored 28 top-flight goals last season, has a £54m release clause which the Naples outfit have set as the South American striker’s price tag.

And PSG’s new manager Blanc revealed the Ligue 1 champions are trying to sign the striker.

“I love Cavani, yes we are interested,” said Blanc.

The former France manager is also facing a fight to keep hold of his talismanic centre-half Thiago Silva, who has been linked with a switch to Barcelona.

But Blanc reckons PSG can fend off Barcelona’s interest in the Brazil international.

“My position is identical to that of President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi,” Blanc added.

“I had Thiago Silva on the phone yesterday [Tuesday] after and I can tell you that he feels Parisien now.”

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